## Some Probabilistic Aspects Of Set Partitions (1996)

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Jim Pitman

Venue: | American Mathematical Monthly |

Citations: | 22 - 2 self |

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@ARTICLE{Pitman96someprobabilistic,

author = {Jim Pitman},

title = {Some Probabilistic Aspects Of Set Partitions},

journal = {American Mathematical Monthly},

year = {1996},

volume = {104},

pages = {201--209}

}

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### Abstract

this paper, section (1.2) offers an elementary combinatorial proof of Dobinski's formula which seems simpler than other proofs in the literature (Rota [35], Berge [5], p. 44, Comtet [9], p. 211). This argument involves identities whose probabilistic interpretations are brought out later in the paper. 1.1 Notation